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What does TSD stand for?
TSD stands for Temperature-Dependent Sex Determination
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Samples in periodicals archive:
Evidence of temperature-dependent sex determination in the European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax L.
A variety of reptiles, including all sea turtles, have temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD), where incubation temperature determines gender.
Like all species of sea turtle, the Kemp's ridley, Lepidochelys kempi, possesses temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD).
The consequences of endocrine disruption include reduced fertility in mammals, abnormal sexual behavior, deformities and lowered survival of hatchling birds (2), alteration of population sex ratios in reptiles with temperature-dependent sex determination (3), and feminization/masculinization in fish, both in the adult (4) or during sexual differentiation (5).
The green sea turtle, Chelonia mydas, possesses temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD) in which the incubation temperature of the egg (during the approximate middle third of incubation) determines the sex of the hatchling.
This is similar to the well-documented cases in which some reptiles have temperature-dependent sex determination (16).
Numerous studies have indicated that exogenous estrogens can initiate the sex reversal of males to females (at male-producing temperatures) during embryonic development in reptiles with temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD).